Barcelona and Atlético Madrid, separated by just two points, clash at Camp Nou in a long-awaited showdown with important title consequences.
Barcelona and Real Madrid have shattered Atlético’s lead since New Year even on 74 points, but have fallen points in their own right these last few weeks.
However, a victory at Barcelona will see La Blaugrana stick to Atlético in the table before Real faces Seville fourth on Sunday. (Due to his head-to-head record, Real owns the tiebreaker over Barça).
How to watch:
Time: 10:15 a.m. ET.
Channel television: beIN Sports, beIN Sports Español
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Mingueza, Piqué, Lenglet; Dest, De Jong, Busquets, Pedri, Jordi Alba; Messi, Griezmann. Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen.
Madrid Atletico XI: Oblates; Trippier, Felipe, Savic, Beautiful; Lemar, Koke, Marcos Llorente, Carrasco; Correa, Luis Suárez.
Barcelona reversed an early deficit in Valence behind two Lionel Messi goals last weekend and Atlético bounced back from losing to Athletic Bilbao with a victory over Elche.
Atlético shut off Barcelona in November at the first meeting of the club this season thanks to Yannick Carrasco’s first-half goal. This time around, after missing the first encounter, Atlético will have Luis Suárez on his former side to test positive for COVID-19, for the first time.
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